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Everyone wants to be loved. Oh sure, there’s some loners out there who would argue otherwise, but deep down, each person has a need for human companionship. So for those of us who are blessed with a love, we should make every effort to keep that relationship as healthy and vibrant as possible.
There are three key factors to a successful relationship, and sex doesn’t actually rate… it’s just a fun by-product.
1) Friendship: That’s right. You should be friends with your honey. Otherwise, you’ll run out of things to talk about or do together once sex organs stop working as well. No really, in all seriousness, if you treat your partner like you would your friends (assuming of course, you’re a good to them), you’ll have a great basis for a healthy relationship.
2) Commitment: Yep, you knew that was coming. Commitment to your relationship is one of the best things you can do for it. If you determine you’re going to “stick this out no matter what,?? you’ll find the little things just don’t bother you as much and everything moves along smoother. In a culture where marriages are disposable, taking the approach that you’re in it for the long haul drastically impacts how you function in your relationship.
3) Communication: Ok, again, a no-brainer. But communication problems are one of the biggest issues a couple can face. Make the time to talk together without distractions. Sure, go over the business stuff like bills and work. But make time to talk about your life and hopes and dreams too. Be open and honest with your thoughts and feelings, but on the flip side, also make sure you listen without judging.
These three factors will lead to a healthy, happy relationship. Oh right, and the sex is generally better too.Posted by Amy on Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 at 7:14 am.